fringe medicine

fringe medicine
fringe medicine noun
Unorthodox and not generally accepted medical techniques
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Main Entry:fringe

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ˌfringe ˈmedicine 7 [fringe medicine] noun uncountable
any type of treatment which is not accepted by many people as being part of Western medicine, for example one using plants instead of artificial drugs

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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